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Luke Montz | Designated Hitter

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (31) / 7/7/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 229
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
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Athletics reassigned C Luke Montz, INF Jose Martinez and RHP Fernando Nieve to minor league camp on Sunday.
None of the trio were expected to crack the Opening Day roster. The 30-year-old Montz had a nice spring, hitting .292 (7-for-24) with a pair of homers and five RBI. He could get a look at some point during the 2014 season. Mar 16 - 8:23 PM

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Luke Montz is currently limited to catching bullpen sessions as he works his way back from offseason shoulder surgery.

It's possible he could see some time in the DH spot or at first base next week when the exhibition games start, but he's not able to throw full-out from behind the plate yet. Montz re-signed with the A's on a minor league deal in October and will give them depth at Triple-A.
Feb 20 - 7:47 PM

Athletics released C Luke Montz.

Montz, 30, hit .179 with a .593 OPS in 30 plate appearances this season with Oakland. He is now a free agent.
Tue, Sep 3, 2013 04:17:00 PM

Athletics designated C/1B/DH Luke Montz for assignment.

Montz appeared in 13 games for the A's this season, slashing .179/.200/.393 with a homer, five RBI and eight strikeouts in 28 at-bats. Provided he clears waivers, he'll continue to serve as depth in the minor leagues.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 01:18:00 PM

Athletics optioned C/1B/DH Luke Montz to Triple-A Sacramento.

The move clears the way for Josh Reddick's return from the disabled list. Montz is hitting .179 (5-for-28) with one home run and five RBI in 13 games with the A's this season.
Fri, May 31, 2013 06:02:00 PM

Athletics purchased the contract of C/1B/DH Luke Montz from Triple-A Sacramento.

Montz will take the spot of the injured Coco Crisp (hamstring) on the active roster. The 29-year-old hasn't appeared in the majors since 2008 with the Nationals, but he was hitting .283/.406/.679 with five homers and 12 RBI through 15 games this season in Triple-A. He'll provide bench depth.
Wed, May 1, 2013 12:50:00 PM

Nationals designated catcher Luke Montz for assignment.

Montz, 26, hit just .181 with nine home runs and 36 RBI in 103 games this season between Triple-A Syracuse and Double-A Harrisburg. He's likely to wind up back in the Nationals' farm system.
Thu, Sep 10, 2009 07:01:00 PM

Nationals optioned catcher Luke Montz to Double-A Harrisburg.

Montz was only up to back up Wil Nieves while regular backup Josh Bard attended the birth of his child.
Thu, May 28, 2009 07:40:00 PM

Nationals recalled C Luke Montz from Double-A Harrisburg.

Montz will serve as a backup to Wil Nieves with Josh Bard gone to Colorado as his wife is giving birth. He'll only be up for a few days.
Wed, May 27, 2009 11:18:00 AM

Nationals recalled catcher Luke Montz from Triple-A Columbus.

Montz, 25, hit .282/.368/.536 in 220 at-bats in Double-A this year, but slipped to .256/.309/.351 in 168 at-bats after his promotion. He's unlikely to make it as a major league backup, but the Nats will give him a try with Jesus Flores out.
Wed, Sep 3, 2008 02:06:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1John Jaso
2Derek Norris
3Stephen Vogt
1B1Brandon Moss
2B1Alberto Callaspo
2Eric Sogard
3Nick Punto
SS1Jed Lowrie
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Billy Burns
CF1Coco Crisp
2Craig Gentry
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Kyle Blanks
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sonny Gray
2Jeff Samardzija
3Scott Kazmir
4Jason Hammel
5Jesse Chavez
6A.J. Griffin
7Jarrod Parker
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Luke Gregerson
3Ryan Cook
4Dan Otero
5Eric O'Flaherty
6Fernando Abad
7Evan Scribner